British Schoolboys Races for 2022
31 Jan – 2 February
About the Races
The British Schoolboys’ International Races are run by the DHO. It is a school team event open to all British Schoolboys, although there is a category for individuals to enter, as long as they are in education in a school associated with the Headmasters Conference. The races were first run in 1999 by the DHO and followed the way the Schoolgirls Races were organised.
The race is truly international as there is no limitation on nationality. Schools are permitted to enter a maximum of two teams as well as the individual category, with prizes in every age group. The races are a keenly fought team event, especially the never registered category, where the boys are often novice racers aspiring to become champions in their age group. There is a wide spectrum of ability, with the best frequently competing in the national championships and winning medals.
The race has been run in many different ski areas. Races are run on a FIS homologated course, as required under BASS rules.
Accommodation is planned so all competitors can stay under one roof as far as possible. The race began in Veysonnaz near Sion, spent two years in Wengen before moving to Les Menuires in the Haut Savoie region of France. Some years later it moved to Meiringen finally returning to Wengen where it has been run on the Lauberhorn for the past six years. The Lauberhorn course is ideal for giant slalom and always in top condition due to the event closely following the FIS World Cup event in late January. The British Schoolboys’ International Races have become a permanent fixture on the British calendar and 2022 marks the 23rd anniversary of the race.
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MPI carried out some research recently and established that worryingly some school travel insurance policies that provide ski cover, don’t cover personal liability whilst skiing or race cover.
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